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Tutorial: Curling with a Flat Iron

Using a curling iron isn’t the only way to get soft, pretty curls. You can use a flat iron as an easy alternative!








Before you start, be sure to gather your tools. You will need a flat iron, comb, hair clip for sectioning, and your favorite heat and styling spray

Step 1- Comb hair free from tangle and separate into three sections. One larger back section and two smaller front sections

Step 2- Using your comb, take a section from the back and put all extra hair in a clip and out of the way. Section should be about 2 inches from the nape of the neck

Step 3- Comb section free from tangle and mist with heat spray to protect hair from damage. We used Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray

Step 4- Using your comb, take the hair and create  a vertical section. It’s time to start curling!

Step 5- Hold the flat iron vertically above the section of hair and grab onto the end of the hair

When you clamp the flat iron onto the section of hair, guide the hair to the side of the flat iron, parallel to the top of the section

Continue to guide the hair to the side of the flat iron and run the flat iron down the entire section. Be sure to pull hair and flat iron straight out and not down

Using your fingers, twirl the section of hair in the direction you just curled it to enhance and set the curl

Step 6- Once you’re finished curling the first section, unclip the hair and create another section still pulling from the back. Section size will wary depending on the thickness of your hair. Spray section with Heat spray

Repeat Step 6 until you are finished with the entire back section.

Step 7- Starting on either side of your front sections, repeat step 5 making sure to always curl out and away from the face

Step 8- Once you finish curling one side, repeat on the other side

Step 9- To create body and blend the curls, very gently move your fingertips from side to side starting at the top of the head and working your way down

Step 10- Leave as is or add texture and hold with either hairspray or texturizing spray. We used Oribe Dry Spray

The final product!

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    October 18, 2013

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